After 15 years Ucchie finally has a signature frame. Well deserved! Ares built a prototype of the Good Speed frame. As we read his first frame was the Ares Ashura with which he competed in the amateur class of a Spaceark contest. Now 14 years later he got his own Ares frame. Trivia: back then he liked the movie "The Rock" and Stanley Goodspeed is the name of the main actor Nicolas Cage in the movie.
Some hard facts: Top Tube Length: 19.3" and 19.75" Chainstay Length: 13.0" Weight: 1.85kg (4.08lbs) / 1.90kg (4.19lbs)
Remember the Heresy product update from July? Now the new Ascend frames are available in the stores. The guys posted this fresh little promo edit. Alexis wrote: "To see the AscenD concept expand from the original 19″ frame to a full line of frames with something for everyone is a dream realized. ... These 6 sizes and evolutive shape within the same concept are all here for a reason. Pick your size, support our supporters and have a great session!"
Williams traveled to the USA for the Voodoo Jam. He also visited Atlanta and put a little video of his trip together. Besides him you get to see a couple of other pro riders at the Voodoo Jam and prejam. Enjoy!
Barre Neirynck told us about a big urban festival with a flatland contest called Urban Waves on the 26th of September in Kortrijk, Belgium. They have 1500 eur price money to split between the top 5 riders and the contest floor is going to be 10m x 10m big.
Viki continues to dominate the World Circuit! Congratulations on winning the Real City Spin in Canada which was round 4. The whole event was recorded so check the recording in case you missed the live stream yesterday. It's looks pretty big and professional, thanks to Dub for organizing such a great event. There is still 1 world circuit round to go (Flatark in Japan) but Viki is already the world champion 2015 because the best 3 results out of the 5 rounds will be used for the yearend ranking. He won 3 rounds so we have a winner! Congratulations again!
Real City Spin Top 3: 1st Viki Gomez 2nd Yohei Uchino 3rd Matthias Dandois
Another victory for Denes! He won the Bauer Flatland Contest in Homokbodoge. Congratulations! We saw a photo that looks like someone proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of the contest floor. Maybe thats the special award winner?
Master results: 1st Császár Balázs 2nd Orosz Csaba Attila 3rd Jobb Máté
Pro results: 1st Katona Dénes 2nd Kállai Olivér 3rd Hajnács Mihály
Special Award: Szájer Gergely Best trick: Katona Dénes
We quite liked Vladimir's edit for the russian Ziq&Yoni video competition and now there is another fresh video of Niaz Zaripov from Kazan. There is a lot of talent in Russia! Check his edit and visit his Instagram @zzaripovv
The Start Combat Latinoamerica was probably one of the biggest flatland events in Peru so far with many international riders from Brazil and Colombia. Local rider Williams Perez took the first place! Congratulations! Some footage of the finals is online now. Thanks to Williams or sharing!
Results 1st Williams Perez (Pe) 2nd Romulo Guerra (Br) 3rd Isaias Beltran (Col) 4th Francisco Pequeno (Br) 5th Pedro Nascimiento (Br) 6th Esteban Salinas (Pe) 7th Raul Puccio (Pe) 8th Leibniz Fiestas (Pe) 9th Alejandro Guerrero (Col) 10th Pedro Luz Santos (Br) 11th Osama Fabian Perez (Cl) 12th Victor Gonzales (Col)
This year it looks like there won't be a flatland contest at the Offline Sports Games in Budapest, Hungary. Nevertheless the locals are organizing the annual KTGM Jam on the same weekend. The official jam date is September 12 but there will be session during the whole weekend: "This year riders from all around Europe will meet up on the huge spot of KTGM (3500m2, 38000ft2) for 3 full days of riding, from Friday to Sunday, to train, chill and get motivated."